October 29, 2020
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Nick Jones Brings Cecconi’s to DUMBO

The SoHo House team is setting up shop in the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn, and first up is New York’s first outpost of the international culinary hot spot Cecconi’s. The iconic Italian restaurant has been in London since 1979, with subsequent locations opening in West Hollywood, Miami, Berlin and Barcelona. The most recent location opened this spring inside The Ned hotel in London.
“I’ve been dreaming of opening up a Cecconi’s in New York, and it’s always been about finding the right site — we wanted a site where people could sit outside, look at a lovely view,” says SoHo House founder and chief executive officer Nick Jones. “We weren’t actively looking [for a location], but when DUMBO came up, we really felt that was the perfect spot for Cecconi’s.”
The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Empire Stores warehouse, located alongside the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Membership club DUMBO House — a play on SoHo House — will open later this year on the top floor and rooftop.
“It’s immediately got a fantastic feel about it,” Jones says of the warehouse location. “I think people would travel from Manhattan the short distance over for a bowl

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